Thursday, March 25, 2010

Beach Glamour

Living on the Gold Coast, I'm constantly at the beach lathered in sunscreen (ferociously maintaining my Snow White tan) & I find it inspiring to reflect on these images before any risk of being in the sun with the hope of tanning!

Then I get to wondering.. Why is it that we dress so casually when heading to the beach?

Who's to say that make-up, scarves, hats & umbrella's should be outlawed & skimpy lyrca is left to reign free.

Shouldn't we be making the most of the few clothes still on & accessorise in a functional, fashionable way?

Enough blabbering from me, I hope you enjoy these beautiful images that I found on the web.

Two models overlooking water in Palermo wearing bathing suits, both of red, one plaid one checkered with shaggy elfin caps, 1955

Bar du Soleil, July 1961‘What stripes are to tigers and peaches to cream, these sun clothes are to smart resort life: indispensable’, thought Vogue. The resort in question is Deauville, rich in sybaritic delights, whether dining, casinos or racing, and, as air travel became quicker and cheaper – just a short hop across the channel. Vogue’s sun-worshipper wears a loose sweater, slit deeply at the side, by Falconetto.

Model standing on tile steps beside the stone walls of the Castello San' Nicola outside Palermo, Italy, wearing a large brimmed red hat with a red chiffon pleated dress, a row of buttons up the front with chin high collar by Junior Sophisticates, 1967

Baroness Fiona Thyssen-Bornemisza sporting Cover Girl makeup shades, white coolie hat with cigaline veiling by Anello, 1966

For those possessed of ‘More Taste than Money’, as Vogue discreetly put it, summer glamour could be found inexpensively. Here, for example, perfect for sun worshipping, is a long-sleeved polka-dot cotton shirt and matching blooers with, as a pi├Ęce de resistance, a cummerbund in a contrasting pattern, cinching the outfit at the waist. 

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